Musician Timaya arrested over alleged hit-and-run

Popular musician, Timaya has been arrested by the police in Lagos over alleged hit-and-run in Lekki area of the state.

The musician was arrested yesterday afternoon by operatives of the Maroko Police Division and was investigated for allegedly causing grievous bodily harm to a woman.

Timaya was said to have hit the woman on Wednesday with his vehicle at Ikate, Lekki, and abandoned her to her fate.

It was alleged that the singer had hit the woman’s vehicle and when she came out to confront him, he knocked her down with his vehicle and drove off.
The victim’s sister, who took to social media to decry what the singer did, shared pictures of the victim on her hospital bed with face injuries.

The woman also shared screenshots of her messages to Timaya on the incident and alleged that instead of addressing the issue, the singer blocked her.

The revelation sparked anger from social media users who told the singer to act responsibly.

They also urged the police to intervene and arrest the musician since it was a crime.

Reacting to the development, police operatives went to the singer’s residence and invited him to the station to answer allegations of causing serious motor accident.

Police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu said the singer was in custody but not detained.

He said: “He is being investigated for a case of serious motor accident. He is not detained but in our custody.”


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